5 Songs - Second half of September 2020

Here are a handful of songs that I am listening to this week.


Photographer - Berenice Abbott

“Does not the very word ‘creative’ mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death.”

-Berenice Abbott

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I don’t feel like I really understand photography. In 2020, its everywhere you look. Every feed at my desk and in my pocket is full of high definition pictures, static and moving. I don’t think of myself a photographer and yet I snap at least a few every day. With so many photo ops, It feels like a good picture is simply a matter of happenstance, you know, finger on the button at the right place at the right time. I feel kind of jaded about it… and then someone comes along and knocks me on my ass.

Berenice Abbott is one of those photographers.

Process video (ft. Gershwin)


Portlanders: Slick Devious


He hands me a click pen, emblazoned on the side reads “Casual Anger”.


Frictionless Shopping

Frictionless. A state of mind we all dream of. Work where we don’t have to brush up against rugged discomfort- where everything goes our way. There are no bugs in the code. Spaces outside of the computer screen increasingly resemble the software engineer’s ideal work environment. It is no wonder the first of these appears as a black box, nestled at the base of another black box, in a nondescript part of town, where the buildings uses are mixed to brown.